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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby St0nkingByte » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:09 pm

Battlefield Heroes is effectively "already out", says DICE

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/b ... -says-dice

DICE's executive producer, Ben Cousins, has detailed the developer's plans to launch its upcoming free-to-play online shooter, Battlefield Heroes, by gradually increasing the closed beta "Facebook-style" so that "every hardcore gamer in the world will probably be able to get a key if they want to".

Talking to GamesIndustry.biz, Cousins explained that by the time the beta closes they expect to have a player base "about as big as Bad Company". He further revealed that the game is "already out" and won't have a "big splash release".

"We're not going to turn on a switch one day and suddenly our audience gets 100 times bigger," he explained. "It's really our plan, within the closed beta, to get a very high number of peak concurrent users and we expect in the later phases of the closed beta to be about as big as Bad Company is today in terms of online numbers.

"We're going to have a very large closed beta almost to the point where every hardcore gamer in the world will probably be able to get a key if they want to - it would just be within a closed beta so that we can control the size of it to a degree."

The project lead behind Battlefield Heroes went on to explain that there was a lack of understanding with how a free-to-play online game would launch - talking issue with comments made by EA's CEO, John Riccitiello, that the game was delayed.

"You may have seen that there was an announcement that the game was delayed, John Riccitiello mentioned that in the recent earnings call... Actually, we're in the closed beta already, so the game is already out and you can't delay a game that's already been released and already been played by people," he said.

"It's an interesting difference between a packaged goods product, like our previous Battlefield games, in that there is no real kind of big splash release date where suddenly it's available - it kind of builds up over time... The game will kind of sneak out and before you know it, it will be a fairly big game even though we're in the closed beta and we're not 'released'."

He added: "It's an interesting thing for the consumers, the press and the industry to learn is that this type of game doesn't do the big splash and the time when it monetises isn't really necessarily the time when people start to experience it."



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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Fade Dunaway » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:35 pm

It's fun! I've been playing the beta for a bit.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby St0nkingByte » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:46 am

Fade Dunaway wrote:It's fun! I've been playing the beta for a bit.

How would one get into this 'beta' ?
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Niteowl » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:40 pm

Totally off topic, but BYTE! YOU GOING TO PAX?!
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Fade Dunaway » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:58 pm

I signed up awhile back and got in. They have occasional events and such where they give keys out.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Ni » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:33 pm

Whatever happened to this game? I thought it was going to be out by now...apparently not.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Nikon » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:49 pm

anyone else in the beta? been playing the last few days. For a free game its pretty fun. the character I play is CptnShootsalot.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby mooseman » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:27 pm

I watched the site everyday for a few months, but never saw a real chance to get in and play. It looks like fun and I'd love to get in. How'd you guys do it?
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Nikon » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:59 am

they had a post that said "sign up for a beta key, we'll send them out eventually", so i did and I got one.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Nikon » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:29 am

this is on its "last beta before gold" according to the latest update, but its a post from the devs, so take it with a grain of salt.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Ni » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:19 pm

Got my beta key last night. I'll give it a go later, using "Ni" as my username. Say hi if you see me.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby mooseman » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:34 am

Hey! I got my key too.
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Ni » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:09 pm

The game is interesting and fun, in a cheap and disposable game kind of way.

The fact that other players (whom have played longer/are better) have better guns, more nades, etc. is kind of annoying. Alas.

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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby Ni » Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:40 am

It appears to be out of beta: http://www.battlefieldheroes.com/
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Re: Battlefield Heroes

Postby St0nkingByte » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:22 pm

I tried it a couple times. I just kept getting killed by dudes who:

  • had some sort of awesome sniper rifle
  • could kill from 3x the range of my default gun
  • were invisible most of time

I'm not sure if I actually tried to dream up a way to destroy a game for newbies I could have come up with something worse.
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